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Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm
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Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm Digital Camera

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MILC 16.1MP 3x Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
Big On Image Quality. Small On Size. Don t be fooled: this small PEN can produce some mighty image quality. Superb image quality relies on top lenses, a powerful sensor and image processor.... More
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Ten Industry Awards

Experts in digital cameras love this MILC digital camera and have given it ten awards.

This digital camera was given a "Highly Recommended" award by Ephotozine, PhotographyBlog.com and Camera Labs all of whom concluded that this camera was great.

Three other expert review sites all wrote that this Olympus camera would make a great purchase. Lydogbilde.no and Lydogbillede.dk both gave this camera a "Best Buy 5 Star" award and it received a "Best Buy" award from Ljudochbild.se.

This digital camera was given a "Recommended" award by both Techradar and Dgl.ru, both of which wrote that this camera was good.

The experts at two other expert review sites both concluded that this camera was good. This Olympus camera received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint and it received a "Good Buy" award from Fotomaniak.pl.

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on thirty-six expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar the average expert rating of this MILC digital camera is 82 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

Several customers concluded that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “The E-PL5 takes great photos” in their review of the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm. Digitaltrends.com also said “Gave us crisp, focused photos”. Digitaltrends.com also said “Then we started tilting the screen out to review photos or framing the best angle for a shot.”.

A few Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm reviewers who bought it concluded that it had a good image sensor. Expert website What Digital Camera wrote in their review “This is in no small part due to the rather impressive 16.1MP sensor borrowed from the”. Techradar scored the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm 5 stars and said “The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 uses the same 16.1 million pixel image sensor as the highly regarded Olympus OM”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. One Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm owner reckoned that the product was good in low light.

One Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm owner wrote that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Expert review site Photoxels.com mentioned “This compact mirrorless camera is the mid-level model among Micro Four-Thirds cameras at features a high-speed CMOS sensor with 16 megapixels and capable of”.

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Good Size

A number of Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm owners who purchased it agreed that it was compact. Expert website Pc Mag said four years ago “The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 ($699.99 direct with lens) is the mid-level entry in the company's line of compact Micro Four Thirds cameras”. Expert website Ephotozine said “The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 is the latest compact Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus, sitting above the” in their Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm review and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Expert website Photographyblog.com gave the product a score of 5 stars and said “The Olympus E-PL5 (also known as the Olympus PEN Lite) is a new mid-range compact system camera”.

One Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm owner who reviewed it concluded that it was lightweight. Expert website Digitalcamerareview.com wrote “A lightweight body”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was good quality. Digital Versus mentioned “Video image too highly contrasted, audio quality could be better” in their review. Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned four years ago “Great image quality, quick controls” . Expert website Neocamera.com said in the same month “This Micro Four-Thirds camera delivers one of the best compromises between image quality and size while keeping a great amount of versatility thanks to an extensive lineup of compatible lenses” in their review of this digital camera and rated it 4 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good screen. Expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “It has also improved the screen and the in-camera filters”. Digital Versus mentioned “Nice LCD Tilt screen Touchscreen controls” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

A few Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm owners mentioned in their reviews that it was mirrorless. Camera Labs wrote “Olympus PEN E-PL5 review The Olympus PEN E-PL5 is a mid-range mirror-less compact system camera (CSC) with a 16 Megapixel sensor”. Camera Labs also mentioned “The mirrorless compact system camera market now offers more choice than ever before”. Expert website Reviewed.com scored it 4 stars and mentioned “Olympus, one of the originators of the Micro Four Thirds format, has refined its mirrorless system over the past five years”.

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Nice Design

A few Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was a good design. T3.com mentioned in their review of the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm “Sophisticated design”.

Some Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm owners who reviewed the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm considered that it was retro. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com scored this digital camera 5 stars and said “Adds a touch of retro appeal to its exterior” in their review. Expert review site Insidehw.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Olympus E-PL5 Street photographer Like all Olympus Pen models up to now, E-PL5 has that retro spirit reflected in the right angles, curved edges” .

A few customers who purchased it agreed that it was good looking. Expert review site Digitalcamerareview.com mentioned “Does it all at a pretty great price tag”. Digital-Photography-School.com said in their review three years ago “Stylish camera designs, with clearly labelled functions” .

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Robust

A number of Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm reviewers who purchased it mentioned that it was well made. Ephotozine mentioned in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Does include a built in HDR bracketing mode, although unfortunately this do”. Digital Versus wrote “Good build quality Removable grip handle”. Four years ago Neocamera.com mentioned “This digital camera is built around a 16 megapixels Four-Thirds sensor with a maximum ISO of 25600, fast 8 FPS full-resolution drive” in their review and rated this digital camera 80 out of 100.

Good Brand

On average Olympus MILC cameras have good reviews as do all cameras manufactured by Olympus.

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Good Quality Lens

Three Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm owners mentioned in their reviews that the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm had a good lens. Digital Versus said “Decent kit lens” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “$750 with 14-42mm lens The good gets better THE LOW-DOWN”. Steve's Digicams said in their review also four years ago “The E-PL5 is another great addition to this ever growing line of compact, interchangeable lens cameras” .

Two customers concluded that the product had a good autofocus. Four years ago expert website Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of this digital camera “A large screen, fast focusing” and rated it 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

One Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm reviewer who reviewed the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm concluded that it was easy to handle. Expert website Ephotozine scored this digital camera 5 stars and said in their review of the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm “The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 features an updated tilting 3inch touch screen, with better handling than the previous Lite E-PL3”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Olympus has given the new version of the PEN Lite a handgrip to make it a little more comfortable to use” in their review.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use.

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Good Video Capture

A few Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good for video recording.

Good Technical Features

One Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm reviewer concluded that the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm had good features. Four years ago Amateurphotographer.co.uk mentioned “The camera is well built, straightforward to use and full of features for enthusiast photographers, particularly those who want a pocketable system camera for documentary or travel photograph” in their review of the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm reviewer thought the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm was noisy. Expert website Dpexpert.com.au mentioned four years ago “This 16 megapixel camera uses the same sensor as the OMD E-M5, which means good low light, low noise perfo” in their review of this digital camera.

Supports Video Capability

supports video capability

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm supports video capability, unlike most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago which do not support video capability.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm supports Full HD video. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also support Full HD video.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative cameras which support Full HD video currently available including the NX2000[pl_2085238_price], or the NX300[pl_2096674_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper.

Other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider include the Fujifilm X-T1[plb_2173844_price].

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm also have a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think cheaper digital cameras such as the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a fairly big digital zoom (14 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age. The average digital zoom of MILC cameras that are a similar age to the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm is 10x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 150x.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards on digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think the NX300[pl_2096674_price], and the NX300[pl_2096674_price] both from Samsung which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the memory card type of this digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Fujifilm X-T1[plb_2173844_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm is more than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently found HDMI connector type is Mini, but this HDMI connector type is not found on this camera. The HDMI connector types Micro are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

With a slowest camera shutter speed of 60 seconds, the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has one of the longer slowest camera shutter speeds amongst MILC cameras of this age. Across all the digital cameras of this spec and age the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 4s to 240s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 42s.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

At 25,600, the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a fairly high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that came out around the same time as the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm is 1,600, the highest is 410,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 24,000.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 22, the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has one of the smaller maximum aperture numbers amongst MILC cameras of this age. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm is 2.7, the smallest is 40, and the average maximum aperture number is 15.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. Most MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). This camera also have a still image resolution(s) of 1024 x 768 and 2560 x 1920. Across all cameras of this spec and age the worst still image resolution is 1024 x 768 and the best is 6000 x 4000.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found photo effects is Vivid, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Black&White and Sepia are also found on this Olympus camera.

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±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a wider flash exposure correction than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have a ±2EV (1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. The flash exposure correction of all MILC cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm ranges from ±1EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm is more than most cameras of this spec and age. The most frequently found white balance is Auto, but this white balance is not found on this camera. The white balances Cloudy, Flash, Fluorescent, Sunny and Tungsten are also found on this Olympus camera.

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Supports Three ISO Sensitivitys

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most commonly supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that are a similar age to the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm. The ISO sensitivitys "1600" and "25600" are also supported by this Olympus camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Ten Flash Guide Numbers

The Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm is a ten flash guide number digital camera. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years have between 4 and 10 flash guide numbers.

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Features Three Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Olympus digital camera features a Continuous Auto Focus auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most commonly featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Contrast Detection Auto Focus" and "Single Auto Focus" are also featured on this Olympus camera.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a greater number of light exposure modes than most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this camera. The light exposure modess Shutter priority AE are also found on this digital camera.

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Supports One Power Source Type

The Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a greater number of power sources than most MILC cameras that came out around the same time as it. This Olympus camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most commonly supported power source type supported by cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camera. The audio formats supporteds PCM are also supported by this digital camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also do not support wi-Fi.

Other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the NX2000[pl_2085238_price], or the NX300[pl_2096674_price] both from Samsung which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm also do not have a GPS (satellite).

Other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) that you might also want to consider include the Samsung NX300[plb_2096674_price].

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Not Waterproof

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm is not waterproof. Most of the other MILC cameras that have been available for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm, the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm does not have an image stabilizer.

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Only Features Six Flash Modess

The Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a greater number of flash modes than most MILC cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Olympus camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on MILC cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on", "Manual", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the display resolution (numeric)s range from 33 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) (only 460,000 pixels) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that are a comparable age to the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and spec is 26mm. At 28 millimeters, the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Flash Sync-Speed

The average flash sync-speed of MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm is 0.96s. The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a quite long flash sync-speed (1 second) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that were launched around the same time as the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm.

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Quite Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago is 50 and the biggest is 200. With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 200, the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has one of the bigger ISO sensitivity (min)s amongst MILC cameras of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Olympus E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Olympus digital camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

Digital cameras with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the NX300[pl_2096674_price] (3.31" and cheaper), or the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] (3.7" and cheaper) both from Samsung.

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Average Megapixel

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a pretty standard megapixel (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other MILC cameras that have been around for around the same time as the E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm.

If you want a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to consider the NX2000[pl_2085238_price] (20.3MP), or the NX300[pl_2096674_price] (20.3MP) both from Samsung which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The E-PL5 + M.ZUIKO ED 14‑42mm + M.ZUIKO ED 45mm has a fairly average weight (279 grams) compared to most of the other cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many digital cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Material
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Guide Number
Flash Sync-Speed
External Flash Connector
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Camera
3D
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Multi-Shot
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Image Editing
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Other Features
Video Capability
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
On/off Switch
Panorama
Frame
Camera Shutter Speed

10 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(69)
17 September 2013

Olympus has given the new version of the PEN Lite a handgrip to make it a little more comfortable to use. It has also improved the screen and the in-camera filters and focusing, making the E-PL5 a...

8 April 2013

An express review of the Olympus PEN E-PL5 review was just published at Neocamera. This compact mirrorless camera is the mid-level model among Micro Four-Thirds cameras at features a high-speed... Read more…

30 March 2013

Although we had some issues with the camera's ergonomics and menu system, the E-PL5 nevertheless impressed us on its technical merits. There's just enough power here for point-and-shoot users who...

19 February 2013

The Olympus PEN E-PL5 shares the same 16-megapixel sensor and processing engine as its big brother, the OM-D E-M5. But it houses those electronics in a smaller, lighter, and less expensive... Read more…

17 February 2013

Both cameras performed well and gave us crisp, focused photos. We were finding it difficult to justify the $100 to spring for the E-PL5 over the E-PM2. But then we started tilting the screen out...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 September 2013 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Olympus E-PL5 (Verified Purchase)

I had gotten away from photography for many years. I used to have an Olympus OM-10. I wanted to get back into photography but didn't want to spend so much for a digital SLR. I find this a great... Read more…

Easy to use
Great pics
Picture quality and ease of use
CHEAP USEFULL
Low light
A little bit big
Need to find SCP to easy control
No bad qualitys that I can find

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers v205042se000, olympus epl1, olympus epl1s, olympus promotion, olympus v325010sw000, olympus v205040su000, olympus v325010bw000, olympus v205042be010, olympus v205040bu000, olympus v205041wu000, olympus v325040bw000, olympus v205040wu000, olympus v205041be000
Barcodes 00050332184176, 00050332184183, 00050332184190, 00050332184213, 00050332184220, 00050332184336, 00085171904005, 04017386211636, 04017386213760, 04017386293403, 04017386359109, 04017386656437, 04017386715400, 04017386871120, 04017386928121, 04545350042257, 04545350042264, 04545350042271, 04545350042288, 04545350042295, 04545350042301

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Smaller Minimum ISO Speed
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